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BBB Urges Consumers to “Be Aware” When Looking into Making Any Purchase

The Better Business Bureau serving Northern Indiana wants to remind the public that before you do business with a company, check them out first at their website, Area Director Connie Kann told the Region News Team during a recent Region News Makers interview consumers need to be aware when you are looking into making […]

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Board Approves Increase to County Recycling Fee

The Porter County Recycling and Waste Reduction District Board this week voted to increase the annual recycling fee paid by county residents by five-dollars beginning next year and for the first time will start assessing the now twenty-dollar annual fee on businesses. The fee, which started being collected in 1996, is categorized as a special […]

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La Porte Police Recover Stolen Items after Vehicle Break-in

Police have recovered stolen stereo equipment worth about 840-dollars following a vehicle break-in Thursday, in the parking lot of a La Porte bar. Reports say at about 2:30 am police were called out to JJ’s Sideout Bar & Grill in the 300 block of Park St. to investigate a car that was broken into. The […]

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Illinois Reports First Deaths This Year from West Nile Virus

The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting the first West Nile virus related deaths in Illinois for 2014. Two residents in northern Illinois who became ill with West Nile virus in late-August and early September have died. “Although we’ve seen a cooler and wetter summer, which has resulted in less West Nile virus activity, […]

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Federal Grants Awarded to Community Health Centers

The U.S. Department Health and Human Services has announced awards to four community health centers in the Region. “I congratulate our local community health centers for receiving this important funding. It will be used to expand high-quality health care services throughout our communities,” said First District Congressman Pete Visclosky. Grants totaling more than 986-thousand dollars […]


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2 new solar farms being planned in IndianaJournal and CourierThe Indiana Municipal Power Association, meanwhile, is planning its fourth solar farm in the state, with the new one set for near the Miami County city of Peru with almost 3,900 panels. This week, the Miami County Council approved a 10-...[read more]

Sydney Morning HeraldIndiana Toll Road operators to submit restructuring planChicago TribuneThe private operator of the Indiana Toll Road, facing possible bankruptcy due to $6 billion in debt, said it expects to submit a restructuring plan in court by Monday. ITR Concession Co. LLC, created by a ...[read more]

Indiana 31, Missouri 27: Tigers' performance confusing, out of characterRock M Nation (blog)So basically, if Mizzou and Indiana played 100 times, Mizzou would win about 81-82 of them with an average margin in the teens. Granted, a) those odds would have shrunk if we'd known Markus Golden in parti...[read more]

Fire destroys Salem, Indiana restaurantWDRB(WDRB) - Fire crews responded to flames at a Tumbleweed restaurant in Salem, Indiana on Sunday morning after it caught fire. Salem Fire Chief Tom Day told WDRB News that the restaurant has been completely destroyed. The fire was reported around 2:30 ...a...[read more]

Too few in Indiana protected against fluIndianapolis StarHowever, as of earlier this week, the school had received no vaccine, said Dr. Stephen Wintermeyer, director of the program at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, so it has tentatively rescheduled its first clinics for the fi...[read more]

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ABC NewsHundreds Of Thousands Turn Out For People's Climate March In New York CityHuffington PostMarchers make their way across Central Park South during the People's Climate March on Sunday in New York. | TIMOTHY A. CLARY via Getty Images. Share · Tweet. Email. Comment. Share on Google+ · tumblr...[read more]

New York Daily NewsFour of five Madera County jail escapees recapturedNew York Daily NewsFour of the five inmates who escaped from a California jail have been caught while the fifth remains at large, authorities said. Roel Soliz, 29, is still at large and should be considered armed and dangerous ...[read more]

MetroSpecial needs girl raped after being used as 'bait' to catch sex-offending teen ...New York Daily NewsA 14-year-old girl with special needs was raped in an Alabama school after being persuaded by a teacher's aide to take part in a sting operation to catch a sexually aggressive male student. ...[read more]

Fox NewsAlleged White House intruder is decorated Iraq combat vetFox NewsFILE: This photo provided by Jerry Murphy shows Omar Gonzalez, who authorities have identified as the man who got into the White House after scaling a fence. (AP). Gonzales_WH.jpg. Sept. 19, 2014: A Secret Service officer ne...[read more]

A pistol-packing pastor helps catch robbery suspectFox NewsA pistol-packing pastor helped catch a grandmother last week who police say has been stealing dozens of packages from the front porches of homes in a Texas town, KTRK reported. ADVERTISEMENT. ADVERTISEMENT. Pastor Benny Holmes was, to hea...[read more]